From Ice Climbing to Ski Touring we’ve got it all!
Each winter Black Sheep Adventure Sports puts together numerous guided trips in BC and sometimes abroad. Winter 2018/19 trips are outlined below and include both ski touring and ice climbing. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below shoot me an email and we’ll put a custom package together for you.
For 2020 we’re headed into the Japanese Alps around the lesser known area of Tenjin on the main island of Honshu. The small town Minakami, found a few hours north of Tokyo by train, will serve as our base for the week. From there we’ll make forays into the local mountains using the various ski lifts to gain access to some amazing backcountry ski runs through picturesque Japanese forests. We’ll also use the lifts to jump start some higher elevation ski touring and ski mountaineering.
For Ski Japan 2021 we’re headed into the Japanese Alps around the lesser known area of Tenjin for a week then over to Hokkaido for some more amazing powder and natural hot springs. Sign up for either week depending on your preference – a bit steeper or a bit deeper. Or better yet, join us for both!
We’re now taking bookings for our Winter 2021 trip into the amazing Callaghan area. This year we’re offering a single 5-day weekend trip in February for the best snow. Using the remote Journeyman Lodge as a home-base this fully guided and catered ski touring package has it all: amazing skiing, great food and luxurious accommodation! The parking lot is located 90min from downtown Vancouver and the trip runs from Friday to Tuesday. This allows you get in 5 days of skiing but only miss 3 days of work! If you’re looking for an amazing lodge-based ski touring trip this winter you’ve found it!
A quick helicopter flight from the Squamish Airport will deposit you at the picturesque Jim Haberl Hut in the heart of the Tantalus Range. Situated in the Serratus-Dione Col at an elevation of 2,030 metres it’s the perfect base camp for exploring the amazing ski touring and mountaineering objectives in the area. These include Mt. Dione, Serratus and Alpha, all of which are visible from the Tantalus lookout on the Sea-to-Sky highway. Even better, after we ski for a few days out of the Haberl Hut tagging some local peaks with the Howe Sound at our feet we can end the trip at the Tantalus Hut and have the heli bump us back up to collect our gear!
Looking for a private guide for a day or so of skiing along the Sea to Sky? We’re here to help! Squamish & Whistler have a ton of easily accessible ski touring that doesn’t require a huge approach. The Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish gets you up into the snow and skiing with views of the ocean in no time. Alternatively, the ski lift accessed playground in Garibaldi Park behind Whistler-Blackcomb offers some simply amazing terrain and powder.
We’re currently putting together an Indian ski touring trip based out of the Gulmarg area. If you’re looking for the next big backcountry skiing destination that’s oozing with culture, adventure, altitude and just happens to get a heap of snow then Galmarg should be top of your list. A small ski town, Gulmarg is situated in the Pir Panjal range of Northern India, one of 6 mountain ranges that make up the Himalayas. The Pir Panjal are also the first mountain range to be hit by the storms that sweep across the Indus Plains so you know the area receives a ton of snow! 15m on average per year in fact. Skiing Magazine has called Gulmarg one of the top 10 snowiest resorts in the world!
The Bella Coola valley on the west coast of British Columbia offers a mind boggling spectrum of largely unclimbed ice. While basing ourselves out of a lodge in this beautiful rural community we’ll embark on daily adventures into the local mountains. First selecting and scouting some amazing new routes then planning, climbing and finally naming them.